12 February 2013
The Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu Natal has
welcomed Pietermaritzburg High Court’s ruling where five of its
members were found not guilty of shooting ANC members who had
been celebrating their victory after the 2009 Elections in
Esigqumeni area, KwaSwayimane, Pietermaritzburg.
Funinkosi Gumede, Mphathiseni Gumede, Demo
Richard Gumede, Stofela Gumede and Busani Gumede were accused of
shooting ANC members in 2009.
The five men were declared innocent by the Pietermaritzburg High
Court, today, due to poor evidence from the Witnesses. The ANC
members were in a motorcade when one was shot and killed and
seven left injured.
“Justice has been served and it has been
proven that the IFP has never been involved in any acts of
violence. We welcome the ruling and applaud those who had been
investigating the case for their diligent work,” said Hon.
Blessed Gwala, Leader of the Official Opposition and IFP
The IFP condemns any act of violence and
stands for unity amongst Political Parties.
CONTACT: HON. MB GWALA - 078 290 5842